Gapforce

Covid-19 Update

As the lockdown in the UK remains, and the Foreign Office continues to advise against all non-essential travel, the Gapforce office remains closed, with a core team continuing to work from home. We are constantly monitoring the situation and are making decisions about the operation of our trips and courses on a rolling basis, based on the departure date. Currently … Read More

Europe Tour Paris

Know Before You Go: FAQS, Europe Tour

Program: Europe Tour Location: UK, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands Duration: 2 or 4 weeks   Ever heard anyone say, “last summer I went traveling around Europe. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done!”? If you’re in need of a little adventure before, during, or after college, then a European summer may to be … Read More

Footsteps of the Inca – the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Introduction Machu Picchu, Lost City of the Inca: one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, Relatively new, anyway – the fabled mountain citadel was constructed six hundred years ago as the spiritual heart of the powerful Inca Empire. It is thought to have survived the Spanish colonisation that all but destroyed the Inca civilisation, lying hidden in the … Read More

Everest Base Camp Challenge – Participants’ FAQs

Introduction Compared to its larger Asian neighbours, Nepal might not seem like much. Yet this small country is a land of giants. Here live elephants and rhinoceros; snow leopards and tigers; crocodiles and pythons; and, as legend has it, the dreaded yeti.

5 Reasons To Make Costa Rica Your Next Travel Destination

‘Pura Vida’ ’is the national expression of Costa Ricans, a catch-all phrase that can mean anything from ‘hello’ to ‘that’s awesome’. Its literal translation is Pure Life, a term that captures the essence of this, the world’s greenest – and happiest – country; small but bursting at the seams with life.

Visiting the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is as good as they say

This week our team of travellers update us after seeing the Taj Mahal on their Nepal and India gap year adventure. 14th May My blog begins on departure from McLeodganj. We swapped what felt like our home in India for 700 km of road and 20 hours of trying to find a comfy position. The destination was Agra – possibly the … Read More

Meeting His Holiness the 14th Dalai-lama

This week our team of passionate volunteers share another summary from their Nepal and India Adventure below.  After a long 7 hour drive we finally arrived in Amritsar. We were hit with the heat and the crowds of people trying to sell us various Indian memorabilia, but the events ahead made it all worth while. After a short break we made our … Read More

Teaching tibetan refugees

Welcome to India!

This week our team started their Indian journey, before making their way in to India. Anna shares her summary of the latest week on our Nepal and India Adventure program below.  Albeit sad to wave goodbye to half the group and leave behind the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, our Indian adventure was calling! Our flight landed smoothly and, once off the … Read More

Volunteering abroad in Nepal

Our Final Week Volunteering in Kathmandu

This week our team finish up their time in Nepal, before making their way in to India. Eve shares her summary of the latest week on our Nepal and India Adventure program below.  Our final week of the Nepal leg of the trip was volunteering. For the past five days we have been helping out at the Prisoners Assisstance of Nepal in … Read More

Gap Year in Sydney

We Made it to Bondi Beach

Emma shares her summary of the first week on our Australia Adventure program in April 2017. When we arrived in Sydney the weather was gorgeous. For the first day most of us caught up with sleep, before we all headed off to eat and get to know each other. After meeting everyone I felt a lot more confident about the adventure. The … Read More